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About This School

Norcross Elementary School is a public elementary school in Norcross. The principal of Norcross Elementary School is Dora Hill, whose e-mail is dora_hill@gwinnett.k12.ga.us. 1,038 children attend Norcross Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 50% of the Norcross Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 82% of the 1,038 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 92% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Norcross Elementary School is 12:1. Norcross Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 11%
Asian 8% %
Hispanic 69% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 35%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 28%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 46%
Limited English proficiency 50% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 82% 40%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    With two children currently attending Norcross Elementary (5th and 2nd grades) I can say that we're thrilled with what we see. Our kids don't think twice about the economic and racial diversity of their friend groups they love their teachers they are challenged to work hard (including a rigorous FOCUS program) and they come home with stories and ideas that show they are growing in their understanding of the world around them and how they ought to live in it. At the end of the day I'm not sure what more one could want for a kid. The teachers and administrators are themselves a well-educated lot with PhDs and other post-grad degrees represented. There's a new building and students have regular access to computers. I'm thrilled my kids are learning life's initial lessons at Norcross Elementary School!

  • (1 year ago)

    I loved this school did not care for the principal. Not a pleasant woman AT ALL. In fact rude and abrasive. My son did well for the 2 years he was there because he had some awesome teachers but I didn't get as involved as I would have liked due to the principals attitude.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school sounds to be getting better every year. We have considered sending our kids there. Maybe we will send our kids there next year. Thanks to the teachers and administrators for their work.

  • (1 year ago)

    I just REALLY wanted to express my feelings I don't like the way the administrators/teachers act. If you go to ask a question or concern something they acted like they don't even care or as if you're wasting their time. And it also hurts my feeling to hear the assistant Principal to make fun of some of the students and teachers like when the assistant gave a teacher a t-shirt because the teacher needed one and the assistant said "Ha ha hopes it fits!" Or when they kept telling a student "Ha ha you're gonna go to jail and they are gonna whip you!" And I hate the teachers with their gossip and roomers that are not true. And I hate when the teachers pet dose something bad and another student does something just as bad she won't send the pet to an office but she'll send the other student to the office. I just wish I could move back to the old school Peachtree ES and so dose my child

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my daughters first year here and the interaction with her teacher and the administrator has been awful. The teacher always seems annoyed whenever I bring up any concerns and the administrator speaks to me as if I was wasting her time and telling on the teacher. I absolutely do not recommend this school to anyone. I will be looking into moving into another school district.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter has attented this school for 4 years. I have not had any problems with any aspect until this point. I have not been satisfied with my daughters teacher and asked that she be removed from the class. All steming from the fact my daughters grades started off strong and then drastically drop and being bullied. I enrolled her in tutorting and she attends tutorting that NES provides. Yet my daughters grades have not improved. When I asked to have her remove so that she can do better the administrators told me no and would not offer any other assitance. They basically blamed her for her failing. I have not been successful with getting the teachedr to help my child "pass the CRCT'. I have noticed that like the parent stated above that all they are doing is teaching for the CRCT and not life lessons. Which is a disservice to our children. Even though it is so close to the end of the year I moving and taking my child out of this school where I feel she will fare better. I wish that public schools cared a little more in helping students instead of putting up roadbloacks and being disenchanted by parents who are geniuely concerned for their kids.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am very grateful for the dedication of the teachers at NES who provide tutoring before class on Wednesday mornings not just for students who need help with the curriculum but as enrichment for students who seek challenges.

  • (3 years ago)

    This review is really for the principal since my daughter just started this school today. After talking with the principal for less then 5 minutes I have decided to sell my house and move to a better school district. The whole interaction was like I am standing in a check out line and am having an argument with the cashier. And all I asked her was "what's the criteria you use to put a child in any section and what are the qualifications of the teacher that my child has just been assigned to". I thought those were reasonable questions to ask but apparently not.

  • (5 years ago)

    Well well stop whining so much and listen. Both of my children have attending Norcross elementary since kindergarten and I'm satisfied and great full to the wonderful teachers that Norcross elementary has. Yes most of their curriculum is based on 'CRCT' and nothing else but overall this is a great elementary school both of my children have exceeded in their test scores and if you guys have the opportunity and have the money to put your children in private school go ahead.

  • (5 years ago)

    I totally disagree with these reviews since my child has learnt a lot from this school - My child always and let me repeat ALWAYS SCORES BEYOND THE EXPECTED LEVEL in all of her CRCT and other national examination - Education starts at home and we always abide by this motto - thus my child not only fares well in these tests but well versed in all the other subjects - The teachers of NES are very caring and they go above and beyond their realm of duty to help students to are willing to excel - Starting from Dr. Hill the principal to all the teachers at NES has treated my kid and us with due care and respect - Given the limitations this school is doing a tremendous job - And finally most of the nobel laureates were not born with silver spoons in their mouth -

  • (5 years ago)

    We am winding up our first year are NES. I am disappointed with the curriculum. i have to agree with the comment from 5 years ago. We are more concerned with passing Georgia standardized test as oppose to learning. I guess I should not expect much from a school system that is ranked one of the worst in the country. It may be one of the best in GA but look at where GA is ranked. I grew up in public schools and feel that the children sttending public schools should be getting a great education. I am not the average parent...I spend tons of time with my child. She has gone from getting solid A's to mediocre B's and stresses about the standardized test.

  • (5 years ago)

    my child went to this school for 3 years. after the third year i chose private school and soon moved out of that district to another county offering more of a racial and econimic balance. my child was starting to learn how to be a thug and hip hop star more than learning to read and write. i am grateful we got out of there.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child is in her 5th year at NES. Each year I'm more disappointed in NES though the fault mostly lies in the mandates that Gwinnett County places on the school. My first problem is that Reading is not taught by phonics which I disagree with. Next Gwinnett County forces their schools to spend so much time taking practice tests to improve test scores that 'real learning' does not exist as I see it. In reality the school's low test scores are not due to lack of student knowledge but rather that for the majority of students Spanish is their first language. Why not test the kids in their primary language and then evaluate the scores? I will possibly home school soon as a result of this. On the upside the teachers are caring and genuinely interested in the kids. Unfortunately the county has hindered them from being a great school.

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